America’s Academy Awards of cannabis—Emerald Cup 2018—concluded north of San Francisco on Sunday. Now, it’s time to smoke the winners.
Thanks to California legalization Proposition 64 and technology, it’s easier than ever to locate California’s most highly prized cannabis flowers, extracts, and edibles. Gone are the days of having to climb a hill in Humboldt County to find the best of the best. For the first time this year, each Emerald Cup contestant had to be state-licensed to enter the main categories. That means most contestants have licensed distribution into some of California’s 300 or so licensed retail stores.
Read on and tap the links below to find a Cup-winner near you today. With Leafly Pickup, you can reserve limited supplies for pickup, right from your phone or computer.
THC Tincture Takers
2nd Place—Nighttime Tincture by OM Edibles
Winner of multiple Emerald Cup awards for THC and CBD tinctures, topicals and edibles, Om Edibles continues to produce stellar cannabis products that are widely available throughout California. Stock up on this soothing nighttime tincture that blends cannabis with lavender and chamomile to get you ready for bedtime!
Where to find Om Edibles product:
- The Herbarium in West Hollywood (Reserve your winner with Leafly Pickup)
- HERB Delivery Service in Los Angeles
- SAVA Delivery Service in the Bay Area
Sungrown Flowers Lovers
2nd Place Licensed Sungrown—Double OG Chem #15 by Rebel Grown
In 2011 and 2012, Rebel Grown won recognition for the highest THC in their sungrown buds, and this year’s second place winner was no different! Lab testing confirms over 31% cannabinoids in the Double OG Chem #15, proving that this powerful blend of classic cannabis genetics rivals the cannabinoid production of any indoor flower. Also awarded the Breeder’s Cup, seeds from Rebel Grown power many Humboldt gardens, so try your hand at growing a true champion next spring!
Where to find Rebel Grown product:
- Foothill Wellness Center in Los Angeles (Ask for the Rebel Grown sauce)
- Humboldt Patient Resource Center in Arcata (Reserve Rebel Grown seeds with Leafly Pickup)
- Zen Garden Wellness Center in Sacramento (Ask for the Rebel Grown flowers)
THC Edibles Tasters
2nd Place—Tropical Mango Bites by SolDaze
Healthy fruit-based THC edibles offer an alternative to sugary desserts, making medicating a part of an active lifestyle. You can feel good knowing that SolDaze is a socially responsible company that devotes a percentage of profits to improving conditions in the Mexican towns where they source their tropical ingredients.
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3rd Place—Papaya Premium Rosin by Field Extracts with Str8 Organics
When there’s four products from Field Extracts found in the Top 10 for this category, you know their rosin is gonna be good! Look for premium rosin made from cannabis cultivars including Pie Face, Do Si Dos and Strawberry Banana at locations scattered across California now.
Where to find Field Extracts product:
1st Place—Zkittlez Cake Sauce by Humboldt Terp Council and Royal Budline
A delicious blend of creamy, berry, sugary aroma and mind-bending THC, sauce made from premium Zkittlez Cake flowers topped the judge’s list in 2018. Humboldt Terp Council is a boutique producer with products mostly available in Northern California, so seek out their sauce while you can still find it at local dispensaries.
Where to find Humboldt Terp Council product:
2nd Place—Zookies Sauce by Raw Garden
Widely respected as one of the best extraction companies in California, Raw Garden is distributed throughout California, making this terptastic sauce easier to find. Available now for $33 per gram at LA Cannabis Co., this sauce is also more affordable while still being incredibly tasty and euphoric.
Where to find Raw Garden product:
- The Herbarium in Los Angeles (Reserve your winner with Leafly Pickup)
- LA Cannabis Co. in Inglewood (Reserve your winner with Leafly Pickup)
- Sonoma Patient Group in Santa Rosa